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Dunne: True Millwall spirit

14 April 2014

'We're in this together'

Alan Dunne believes that with the continued excellent support of Lions fans, Millwall can claw their way out of the bottom three and secure Championship football next season.

Barely two weeks ago Ian Holloway's side looked to have had the stuffing knocked out of them when Blackburn Rovers clinched a last-gasp leveller in a 2-2 draw at The Den in which The Lions had twice taken the lead and played against 10 men for the last 20 minutes.

But back-to-back wins at promotion chasing Nottingham Forest and Wigan breathed fresh hope around the club, and the sheer determination to twice battle back from a goal deficit last weekend against Watford instilled further belief that the seemingly impossible task of survival is within reach.

Dunney said: "We dug in, the crowd dug in and showed the spirit that Millwall is all about as a club, especially when we scored - I've never seen a place light up like it for a long time.

"We have to go to Middlesbrough on Saturday and host Doncaster, two games in the space of three days, and I think that will decide our fate.

"Straightaway, you want to find out how the other teams are doing, and when you hear they've lost you know how vital a point it was.

"Some of the clubs are freefalling, and we have had eight points from 12 in the last four games.

"I'm confident we're going to stay up. It was a vital point against Watford and the stats from the last four games have shown that we've dominated. I'm delighted to finish off a good week for us with a draw.

"Seven points from nine as captain is pretty good and you can't ask for more than that. Our overall performances in the last few games have been exceptional.

"Now we have got to keep on doing what we have been doing, continue believing and work hard over the next four games to make sure that we stay in this division."

"On Saturday, I thought we started slowly but as the game went on there was only one team in it.

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